How Fast Will A 80 lb. Thrust Trolling Motor Go? it is important to note that more thrust does not mean more speed. The trolling motor’s maximum speed is around 5 mph no matter how many lbs (pounds) of thrust it provides.

## How fast is a 70lb trolling motor?

A 70lb thrust trolling motor will have a speed of **about 8 miles/hour** or 15 km/hr.

## What’s the fastest electric trolling motor?

The fastest trolling motor is one **with 55 lbs of thrust like the Newport Vessel**. It will move a small boat about 4-5 mph.

## How many horsepower is 55 lbs of thrust?

Pounds of Thrust to Horsepower Chart

Pounds of Thrust (lbs) | Amps | Horsepower |
---|---|---|

40/45 | 42 | 0.5 |

50/55 | 50 | 0.6 |

70 | 42 | 1.01 |

80 | 56 | 1.35 |

## How fast will a 112 lb thrust trolling motor go?

Thrust Trolling Motor Go? Ultimately a 112 lb. thrust trolling motor will still have a maximum speed of **around 5 mph**. If you are looking for quicker response time and better overall performance, bigger is better.

## Will 2 trolling motors make you go faster?

Will 2 trolling motors make you go faster? A **dual trolling motor can increase the speed of your inflatable boat**. It won’t turn your vessel into a speed boat. However, it can boost the speeds to ensure you’ll consistently hit the motor’s top speeds.

## Will a higher thrust trolling motor go faster?

Thrust is simply a static measurement of pushing or pulling power, and **higher thrust does not necessarily mean greater speed**. Speed is a factor of prop pitch and motor R.P.M. Given motor R.P.M. under load, and Minn Kota’s 4″ prop pitch, the approximate speed that a motor will push/pull a small boat can be calculated.

## How many pounds of thrust equals one horsepower?

Depending on which math formulas and efficiency assumsions you want to accept, a single HP is some where **between 75 and 110 pounds of thrust**. For an average trolling motor, figure towards the high end of this scale.

## What size battery do I need for a 55 lb thrust trolling motor?

To use an example, a 55 lb thrust motor unit has a peak power draw of 40 amps. If you use the trolling motor for 6 hours at average 50% load of 20 amps, the trolling motor will then require a battery load of **120 Ah**.